Japan earlier struck twice through Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui in the second half but Belgium hit back with three goals in the last 25 minutes.
After the shock of the two goals, Lukaka had a glancing header wide before defender Jan Vertonghen popped up with a header in the 69th minute which looped over Eiji Kawashima in goal.
"Japan had fantastic performances in the group stage and progressed to the round of 16 in both cases, but.the team members were all exhausted, there wasn't anything left", said Nishino, who was previously the Japan Football Association's technical director.
Now Japan stand in the path of another appearance in the quarter-finals, where Brazil or Mexico will lie in wait.
MF Hotaru Yamaguchi, N/R - Was unable to have much impact after coming on, though was caught on Belgium's late counter.
"We do have the spirit and the mentality", Nishino said.
Along with Keizuke Honda, they will be looking to make up for the defeat to Paraguay at South Africa 2010, the last time that the Japanese featured in the knockout rounds.
Dries Mertens, who is likely to be back alongside Eden Hazard in support of Lukaku after Martinez fielded a virtual reserve team against England, said the players were well aware that they had come up short in the past four years. In the last World Cup in Brazil, Belgium needed 120 minutes to get past U.S. in the Round of 16 in Salvador on July 1.
Japan took control with two goals within five minutes to take control, but Belgium did not give up. Even when they were put under serious pressure by Belgium, the team kept their shape and defended with discipline and energy.
So Belgium are supposedly on the "tougher" side of the World Cup bracket.
"The ones who played against England had a really good experience".
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Neymar has huge pressure on his shoulders to deliver despite only returning from injury in the run-up to the World Cup . Mitrovic's shot had gone behind Alisson and was heading toward goal, but Silva got there in time to clear it away.
In its first Group F game, South Korea was unable to find the back of the net in a 1-0 loss to the group's co-leader in Sweden . However, that left them exposed at the back, where El Tri pounced on the counterattack on a few occasions.
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